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Beth Sleven Director

Beth Sleven Director

Beth Sleven has recently worked as a Storyboard artist at Nickelodeon, on the new show “Robot and Monster”. She has also worked at a number of studios as both a traditional 2D and CG animator. She has animated on such films as “Looney Tunes: Back in Action”, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, [...]

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Brett 2D Bean

Brett “2D” Bean Character Designer & Visual Development Artist After asking to be a drummer to his mother at an early age, Brett Bean was handed a piece of paper and a pencil because it was, “much more quiet.” Unbeknownst to his mother and her simple gesture of headache reduction methodology, she spurred on the career of [...]

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Cedric Hohnstadt: Pose Drawing Sparkbook, Be Your Own Boss

Cedric Hohnstadt: Pose Drawing Sparkbook, Be Your Own Boss

Workshop: Be Your Own Boss – Freelancing Tips and Tricks Sat. Nov. 16, 4:00-4:45pm In the current economy more and more companies are hiring artists as freelancers. Unfortunately many talented people wind up earning less than they could, or miss out on opportunities altogether, because they haven’t learned about the business side of being an artist. Cedric Hohnstadt [...]

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Chris Oatley Instructor

Chris Oatley Instructor

Chris Oatley recently transitioned from his role as a full-time Character Designer at DisneyToon Studios to work as a freelance Character Designer & Visual Development Artist so he can devote more time and energy in pursuit of his passion for teaching. Chris recently opened the virtual doors of The Oatley Academy Of Concept Art & [...]

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David Colman Art Director

David Colman Art Director

David Colman is an illustrator who has been working as an Emmy winning character designer, a development artist, story artist and currently an art director in the animation industry for 10 years. He has worked for many clients such as Disney Feature Animation, Disney TV, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Imageworks, Blue Sky Studios, Jim Henson [...]

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David DePasquale Visual Development Artist

David DePasquale Visual Development Artist

David DePasquale is a character designer/visual development artist who graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology. He is currently living and working in the NYC area, and is generally described as a short man with tall ideas. He has done work for small and large company alike; his most recent [...]

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Jean-Baptiste Monge Illustrator and Designer

Jean-Baptiste Monge Illustrator and Designer

CTNX 2012 On location, Burbank CA The Creative Talent Network is proud to announce in an eXclusive US appearance, the magical world and talent of Jean-Baptiste Monge.  Jean-Baptiste will be featured in live demonstrations, conversations with creators and spotlight signing sessions where we are proud to release the first ever book published of his work. [...]

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John Nevarez Sketch Artist

John Nevarez Sketch Artist

John Nevarez has been an artist within the animation industry for over 13 years, first working at Disney Television as a storyboard revisionist and storyboard artist on such shows as Pepper Ann, Kim Possible and then transitioning over as a designer for DisneyToons, where he worked on Tinkerbell, Kronk’s New Groove and Brother Bear 2. [...]

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Jose Lopez Character designer

Jose Lopez Character designer

Jose Lopez is one of those designers who makes the art of creating characters look all too easy. In his fourth year with CTN Jose will be exhibiting and sharing a panel with other international character designers. Jose Lopez has been a character designer for over 10 years working in the Film, TV and Video [...]

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MinoMiyabi (T-30 @ CTNX 2013)

MinoMiyabi (T-30 @ CTNX 2013)

  MinoMiyabi is an illustrator focusing on character design and storytelling. Based on his background of science, MinoMiyabi graduated from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, with an MFA in animation. After his career at SPRITE Animation Studios as animator/layout artist, he started his own business in Los Angeles as a freelancer in the relating [...]

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Nic Ter Horst Animator/Illustrator

Nic Ter Horst Animator/Illustrator

Nic is a freelance illustrator, designer, animator & pin up enthusiast. You can check out what she does at http://nicterhorst.com.

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Nicolas Villarreal Visual Development Artist

Nicolas Villarreal Visual Development Artist

Title: The Making of Pasteurized – with Private Screening Description: The making of a short film. Nicolás P.Villarreal was born and raised in La Plata, Argentina. He studied at the Escuela of Animacion y Cinematografía de Avellaneda where he earned a degree in 2d Animation. While studying animation he was taken under the wing of [...]

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Patrick Awa Concept Artist

Patrick Awa Concept Artist

Born in Santa Monica, California, Patrick grew up in Tokyo and began his career working for a Japanese CGI production studio where he rose through the ranks to direct various commercials and short films. He moved to California in 2001 and has worked as a character/concept designer for major movies such as “Valiant “(Walt Disney [...]

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Sean Galloway Freelance Artist

Sean Galloway Freelance Artist

Sean “Cheeks” Galloway is a fantastic, mutli-talented artist, with work ranging from comics, to animation, to video game and toy design. With no formal art schooling, he started his career as a penciller on comic books titles like DC Comics’ TEEN TITANS GO! and the Teen Titans stories in WEDNESDAY COMICS, as well as Marvels’ [...]

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Stephen Silver Character Designer

Stephen Silver Character Designer

Silver names three treasures to success in life that give him what  it takes  to keep  on drawing:  determination,  passion and desire. Stephen  Silver  was  born  in  London  in 1972. Aspiring  to be a professional artist his whole life and knowing drawing would  be his vocation,  Silver got his professional  start  in 1992 drawing caricatures [...]

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Torsten Schrank Character Designer

Torsten Schrank Character Designer

CTN is incredibly proud to include this extremely versatile and gifted character designer from Germany to CTN this year. Torsten will be on the exhibit floor and sharing his talent through both demonstrations and conversations with his international peers. Torsten Schrank was born 1974 in Berlin, Germany. After his studies of Animation at the Film [...]

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Walter Gatus Character Designer

Walter Gatus Character Designer

Walter Gatus is an artist currently located in Los Angeles.  With over 10 years of experience, he has worked for studios such as Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Starz and Hasbro.  He has worked as a character designer for shows like Transformers: Prime, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, & Ultimate Spiderman.   He recently published his book, [...]